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Community yoga in Costa Rica

Yoga for the Community Program

Even before opening the doors to the Bodhi Shambala Yoga Center in July of 2013, Pilar Salazar knew that she wanted to offer an option to her fellow community members in Bahia Ballena who were interested in learning more about the practice yoga but who perhaps didn’t have the disposable income to do so or […]

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A meditative moment before yoga practice

Why Do I Practice Yoga? Why Do I Teach?

Yoga came into my life for the first time in 1999, when I joined a class at a friend’s house. A few months later, I began attending the classes being offered at my gym, and although now I don’t consider gyms to be the best place to learn yoga (as I will explain more below), […]

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View from Bodhi Shambala Yoga Center

Brahmamuhurta Madness!

The alarm goes off.  My first thought is “oh nooo, I can’t believe it’s time to get up again!” My second thought is “should I snooze it?” It’s dark, the bed feels so deeply comfortable and warm; I can feel the law of attraction holding me to the sheets. I think, “why should I get up?” The […]

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Young is beautiful meme

Manifesto Of A 36-Year-Old

I just turned 36 years old. It’s surreal, all your life you know you are eventually going to age, but when you hit 35, you really start to feel that you have crossed some unseen barrier. Those of you who are over “the line” might be able to relate to this: you know, the moment […]

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Pilar doing yoga

Can You Have Your Cake And Eat It Too?

Weird title for a yoga blog, right?  If you know me you will understand why I need to write this, and if you don’t, stick with me for a little longer I will elaborate so you can see how this links to the practice of yoga. Here it goes: “My name is Pilar, and I […]

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Similarities Between Surfing and Yoga

Recently I took a surf lesson with my beautiful hubby, one of the many benefits of being married to a Bodhi Surf instructor. I am still in the learning phase so the lesson consisted of theoretical instruction as well as lots of paddling and falling, but needless to say, I had a wonderful time. I […]

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